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Since the introduction of Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft has greatly improved the way users can update their computer.

To update your software through Windows, follow the steps below.

Users on a corporate network or running an illegal copy of Microsoft Windows may be unable to perform Microsoft Updates.

Windows updates can solve specific problems with Windows, provide protection from malicious attacks, or even add new features to the operating system.

Windows updates are most easily installed using the Windows Update service.

Just open Control Panel and then choose Windows Update.

Tap or click Check for updates to check for new, uninstalled updates.

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Whenever you are prompted to reboot the computer, reboot the computer.

Rebooting is an important step and in some cases may be required several times before you have installed all the Windows updates available.

If you're uncertain if your computer has all the Microsoft Windows updates installed on your computer, read the Windows Update FAQ.

It will guide you through performing a Windows Update.

While Windows updates used to be installed by visiting the Windows Update website, newer versions of Windows include a special built-in Windows Update feature with more options.